Southland Tales review 49 of 52.

Southland Tales review 49 of 52.

WOW!?!?

Not since my first viewing of Southland Tales have I ever been as confused by what I had just watched. Keep in mind the first time I watched Southland Tales I was so high I thought everyone was playing multiple characters. For this movie I was just a little drunk and even after sleeping on it I’m still not sure what I watched.

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Southland Tales review 48 of 52.

Southland Tales review 48 of 52.

Last night I got home from my trip to San Diego to visit my family for the holidays. I stayed a couple weeks longer so that I would be in town for my mom’s wedding. It was an amazing trip and I had a lot of fun. I get to learn more and more about these people with every visit and you got to learn a little about them in the past to reviews.

Now I’m home and it’s back to work.

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Southland Tales review 47 of 52.

Southland Tales review 47 of 52.

It's week 47 only 5 more to go!!!

This week I conclude watching Southland Tales with my family and sharing their guest reviews so at 8:00 in the pm on Monday January 6th I fired up the Cannes Cut of Southland Tales to see what my mom and two younger sisters thought about the differences. 

Keep in mind that even though I've been doing this experiment for a year, these people have never heard of the movie and I continued to avoid sharing any information that I've found in my research to make sure everyone's opinion was their own.

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Southland Tales review 46 of 52.

Southland Tales review 46 of 52.

It's New Years Eve, and as the clock strikes midnight thewickerbreaker.com website will officially become one year old!!! 

I should also have this, my 46th review of Southland Tales, posted by the time any a-hole on this coast starts to count down that amazing moment where today becomes tomorrow and I forget to write a new number on any form that asks me to document what year it is.

YIPPEE!

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Southland Tales review 45 of 52.

Southland Tales review 45 of 52.

Some times poor planning actually pays off.

I mentioned a while back that I was working on a novel as part of this year's NaNoWriMo event. This is an event where you write a 50,000 word novel within the month of November. Well it's now Christmas Eve and I am still working on it only I'm 110,000 words deep.

I've been so focused on writing lately that I've neglected almost every other aspect of my life, well every aspect other than my weekly Southland Tales reviews that is.

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Southland Tales review 44 of 52.

Southland Tales review 44 of 52.

44 week down!!!

Somewhere between review 23 and 25 in my three part journey to find the link between Southland Tales and Sri Yantra, the mental patient host of this YouTube video mentioned a brief link between Southland Tales and The Wizard of Oz. I think this link had to portals of something.

Here’s what I wrote back then.

  • And then Oz. I actually looked away and thought they were talking about the prison show, but no.
  • Wizard of Oz!!! Are they going to link the fact that Dorothy escapes in a hot air balloon to the Treer Mega Zeppelin?

Holy shit! Is Southland Tales the retelling of the Wizard of Oz?

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Southland Tales review 41 of 52.

Southland Tales review 41 of 52.

This week went so fast… too fast almost.

Minus the daily trip to the store to grab lunch, and avoid being a total shut in, I don’t think I left the house. Since my last review I just sat here writing at my compute.

I’m in the process of adapting five of my feature screenplays into one novel and using the nanowrimo event as my motivation/excuse.

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Southland Tales review 39 of 52.

Southland Tales review 39 of 52.

This week I continue to compare and contrast the various Southland Tales timelines as I examine Fingerprints, the second installment of the Southland Tales prequels.

I have yet to reopen the script or peek into the 2nd graphic novel since the first time I read them back in review 21 when I first read this section of the graphic novel, and review 31 when I first read the entire prequel screenplay.

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Southland Tales review 38 of 52.

Southland Tales review 38 of 52.

Alright enough about me, let’s get back to the breaking down of Southland Tales.

Way back in review 20 I read the first installment of the Southland Tales prequel graphic novels.

In review 31 I read the screenplay for the animated feature prequel of Southland Tales.

The screenplay is broken up into three sections and each section shares the title with the corresponding graphic novel.

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Southland Tales review 37 of 52.

Southland Tales review 37 of 52.

Am I alone in noticing that the weeks following my review where I admit to the fact that I'm in a rut, or climbing out of a rut, by the next review things seem to be running smoothly... well maybe not smoothly, but the ruts seems to clear up... at least a little and all it seems to take is announcing it to the world of my five weekly readers :)

Thanks to those that do follow this project.

It's interesting being this deep into the experiment, it's gotten to the point where I've forgotten my whole reason for doing this.

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Southland Tales review 35 of 52.

Southland Tales review 35 of 52.

This week’s review is brought to you by procrastination.

If you’re following along you know I’ve been pretty busy over the past couple months, leaving me small widows of time to fit in my weekly viewing and review of Southland Tales.

I had all week to plan for the review you're reading right now, but here we are; Tuesday, hours before my deadline and I've finally figured out my game plan.

I viewed Southland Tales on Monday October 14th at 12:30 in the pm.

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Southland Tales review 34 of 52

Southland Tales review 34 of 52

Alright, I just took a double shot of NyQuil, let’s see if I can fire out this review before the drowsiness kicks in!

This is my last week having only one day off after tomorrow I will be unemployed yet again.

I think there were two problems with last week’s review/day off.

  1. A lack of nachos.
  2. I watched Southland Tales when I was pretty sober and watched The Box when I was drunk and ornery.

So this week I made some gourmet nachos (using a habanero cheddar cheese and a jalapeño havarti with bacon.)  

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Southland Tales review 33 of 52

Southland Tales review 33 of 52

I’m not looking forward to this review, and it’s not for the reasons you may think.

As I pointed out last week, my schedule pretty packed right now leading these next couple reviews to be pretty rushed.

The good news was that I had a full day off with a regular sleep schedule. I woke up early and figured I would knock off my Southland Tales viewing early so that I could enjoy the rest of the day.

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Southland Tales Review 32 of 52.

Southland Tales Review 32 of 52.

 Oops…

This week’s viewing ended up being a real train wreck.

I just started working on another feature film called The Darker Path. It’s another shoot with a six day work week. Granted this one is in town so I get to sleep in my own bed, but the days are longer and there is a bit of a commute, so pretty much my time at home is only meant for sleep.

This Sunday September 22nd was my first day off. I got home at 7:30 in the am and I had to be back on set at 8:00 in the am on Monday the 23rd. This meant I had to fit two sleep cycles within a 24 hour time period.

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Southland Tales review 31 of 52.

Southland Tales review 31 of 52.

Let me start by reminding you that I never heard of the movie Southland Tales before I started this experiment.

I was a fan of the movie Donnie Darko, but I had only seen it one time in the theater when it first came out.

I’m a fan of movies in general and make my living doing grip and electric work for films while I try to figure out how to make it as a writer.

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